Where and When
Match: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 8th Match
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date: December 11, Saturday
Time: 1:05 PM IST
The weather forecast department suggests that there will be cloudy conditions with the temperature not going more than 18 degrees. Meanwhile, there will no chance of rain for the encounter.
The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground has witnessed so many high-scoring encounters. The batters will surely have their say while dictating terms on the surface. However, we expect the spinners to get a lot of assistance from the surface.
BBL 2021-22: Preview
Sydney Sixers have been the most powerful team so far based on their initial impressions in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League. The defending champions are riding high on confidence at the moment.
They kick-started their title defence with an immaculate win over Melbourne Stars. The Sixers won their first game by 152 runs to start their campaign on a good note at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After that, they locked horns with Hobart Hurricanes.
The defending champions came through with flying colours at Aurora Stadium, Launceston. They won the game by 14 runs and made it two in two. Rightly so, they topped the points table with 7 points and a Net Run Rate of +4.150.
On the other side of the coin, Hobart Hurricanes played only one game but they conceded a defeat against Sydney Sixers. Playing at home, they were expected to dictate terms but they ended up facing a defeat at the hands of the defending champions.
However, the Hurricanes will make sure to approach their second game with a proper game plan. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers will be looking to bag a hat-trick of wins in this season’s Big Bash League.
BBL 2021-22: Predicted XI
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe
Matthew Wade (c) (wk), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Cox, Tim David, Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
BBL 2021-22: Squads
Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird (Lawrence Neil-Smith), Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Chris Jordan (first five matches), Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon (Nick Winter), Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Scott Boland, Harry Brook (Jordan Cox), Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, Tom Rogers, D’Arcy Short, Jordan Thompson (Tom Lammonby), Matthew Wade, Mac Wright